Category Archives: Toddler

Noticing the Details – The Prietto Family Session

Those eyelashes.

There was a quiet pause in our session. He was working to somehow unwrap a snack, and as I was sitting close by, talking with mom. I noticed the length of his eyelashes and an instant, that feeling of of a need to capture this made me lift my camera, focus and click. I think sometimes mom’s and dad’s worry when we take breaks in a session. I could think of lots of legitimate reasons why. Maybe one being because we are using up the valuable time you are paying for to capture everything. I get that. But I also have a great trust in the process, and I want you to too. I’ve been doing this for long enough to know that those moments when I am watching, not clicking, are when I am seeing. Noticing the details and reveling in them. The thought to heart experience is fast for me; and luckily, because kids are on the move!

So much of how I photograph you is about how I know you, so those quiet moments are never wasted moments. They are inspiration for me, and connection for us to get more intimate portraits of the most important details of your favorite people.

 

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Finnegan Frampton

He is finally here! Finnegan was born on April 13th. Welcome to this world, sweet boy. We already love you so.

You guys know Brendy as one of the creatives I love to work with. Incorporating her into our sessions adds so much detailed beauty through her warm inspired touch. By now she has turned into a really good friend as well. As this munchkin was growing in her we would get together and talk about being mothers, about being wives, about life and what our experiences have taught us, or what we hope they will. These kinds of relationships are invaluable to me. It’s so important to me to be able to relate to others on the great, amazing love in our life, and the challenge that drags us down some days in boredom, or comparison, or a fussy kid, or an irritated mind; whether it’s the day, or a phase, or something that persists, it helps to know we’re not alone in it. The day I sent her these final images was the 1st day she was alone with both of her boys. I remember feeling so accomplished on that day for me. I even vacuumed! I was in slight shock that I actually survived the day, but it built my confidence up. I recently read somewhere, “Mothering begins and never ends”. That’s 24 hours a day, non-stop until they get big kind of a job. With mother’s day coming up, I’ve been reflecting on the true gift motherhood has been for me and how I can’t (and even before I had kids, could never) have imagined myself without them. I also never could have imagined how beautiful and unique they would be and how the bits and pieces of Brad and I and our parents and siblings would come together to create a completely new and unique human.

I mean, wow.

Just so lucky, and sometimes too bogged down to feel it. But that’s ok. That’s motherhood. It’s perfect and messy and irritating and exhilarating.

One of my mama friends in my life posted this article to fb recently and I wanted to share it with all the mamas that may check in on this blog from time to time. I loved the relief I felt when I read it and my sister and I agreed, we’ll refer back to it on the days that are harder. To remind us to go easy and be in the moment.

Want to be a happy parent? Give up these 15 things to find joy.  by Carol Tuttl

xoxo

 

 

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The Frampton Family (+1 to grow on)

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The Wong Family

It’s official, spring is here and I am so filled up & inspired! It’s like nature pressed the “refresh” button. All is so green, and the lighter evenings let us stay out and play in the glowing light. Everything is waking up again, including myself. My clients are calling and we’re setting up sessions to mark the time again. It really goes so fast. Gavin turned 2 on March 12th. He is one of the most beautiful boys I’ve met. He was reserved and shy with me this time, but I have a big heart and a lot of space for that. Daddy brought out that smile that he shared with us among the peach blossoms in Saratoga. Thank goodness for Daddies.

Happy Spring! Let’s get YOUR session booked too. It’s too beautiful out not too! xo

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Fiona.

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The Jones-Pound Family

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The Shimelfarb Twins

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The Jones Family

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Maggie | San Jose Children’s Photography

What a treat to see Miss Maggie again!

She’s just darling, and FULL of personality. Oh! And those curls!! L.O.V.E.

We had a great shoot laughing with her.

Enjoy her little sneak peek:

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My Boy | Los Gatos Children’s Photography | Personal

I had one of those moments today where I was just overwhelmed by Nathan’s sweet smile and the way he looks at me.  It inspired me to get out my camera and capture it. He’s changing so fast I feel like I can barely keep up with it. He’s nearly 17 months and just the greatest joy. I never dreamed this blue-eyed, blonde-haired boy would rock my world in the way he has. I. am. so. blessed.

Please take a peek at the handsome boy I share my days with. He’s my little lover boy. It’s over. He’s got me. I’ve melted.

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